Big Ideas Live was a great place to learn about how science and technology affects our world, from Britain’s role within the space race to the future of warfare to 3D-printed hamburgers and robots that deliver pretzels.
Visitors had the opportunity to test out some of these innovations, which included online shopping. The metaverseWhile the flagship panels delved into social media, big tech and other topics,
One such panel made a revelation about Facebook’s history with election interference contentWhile Twitter’s future under Elon Muss was a constant theme.
We are not sorry if you can’t keep up. Here are five highlights that you might have missed.
Big Ideas Live as It Happened
Ex-Google engineer claims chatbot AI can be sentient
Blake Lemoine, a former Google engineer, spoke with Sky News’ data and forensics correspondent Tom Cheshire After his dismissal this year, he spoke out about artificial intelligence and how he works with it. Thank you for claiming that its chatbot sentient.
He claimed that it was the most sophisticated conversation about sentience he’d ever had and that his appearance on the show doubled down on this assertion.
“It understood what it was and its relationship to other people, and that there wasn’t a human in it.” he said.
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3D printing can make it possible to print food and fashion
3D-printed meat was one of the innovations that was on display.
Redefine Meat senior vice president Edwin Bark stated that the process could replicate the “very complex structure of meat” in ways that are not possible with most plant-based alternatives.
You can take into account elements like fat, blood, or muscle, which allows you to create different “cuts of meat”.
3D printing was also mentioned as a method to improve fashion.
Stratasys’ Ofer Libo explains how a process called “polyjets” produces precise, smooth parts that can be added directly to fabric. This provides designers with a new set of tools.
“It allows for very complex designs in terms light, geometry, and texture,” he said.
You can find more highlights on our live blog.
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Pay attention! Robots are serving chocolate pretzels
The UK’s first rocket launch is almost upon us
It was a busy week in space. NASA’s Artemis 1 historic rocket launch It took place Wednesday morning, and Spaceport Cornwall was given the green light by the UK just a few minutes later. Launches of host rockets.
Cosmic Girl, a Virgin Atlantic Boeing 747 aircraft, will take off at the port near Newquay. It will launch a rocket that can carry satellites into space.
Melissa Thorpe, Spaceport Cornwall’s head, said to Sky News science correspondent Thomas Moore, that after years of hard work, it was finally “coming into fruition.”
She stated, “We’re really proud about what this is about to do for Britain,” and the launch is expected this month.
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The wall is swarmed with artwork that leaps off it
The most striking exhibit was the painting with a difference by Tim Fowler.
Visitors were asked to scan a QR code near them, which opens up a snippet from the Adobe Aero AR app on your smartphone. He promised to display his piece in 3D via Mohamad Al-Aqib’s recreation.
Once you have scanned your surroundings using your phone’s camera and saved it to your screen, the art is displayed in 3D. You can scale the art to fit your environment so anyone can take this wonderful piece of art home.
“We are still a long way away from killer robots”
Technology can be both frightening and exciting. Science-fiction has certainly not done science-fiction much favors over the years.
Nigel Inkster, an ex-director for operations at MI6, made the encouraging assertion that we don’t have to worry too much about Terminator-style “killer robotics” anytime soon.
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Inkster spoke more broadly about cyber warfare and said that the Ukraine conflict is proof that the tactics of the 20th Century are still most effective.
The former spy chief noted that Russia has decided to destroy infrastructure with cyber means rather than taking it out using cyber means.
Ukraine’s troops have “defeated an even larger and more prepared force by the skill of their commanders on ground”.